Elitist and egotistical leaders are dangerous to themselves and to those they lead because they are devoid of God’s power and wisdom. God’s power and wisdom are given only to the humble because He cannot fill one who is full of himself. The book of Daniel has many great lessons about the power in humility and the weakness in pride. Daniel, and his three friends were refugee slaves from Jerusalem and were chosen to live in King Nebuchadnezzar’s palace. They chose to remain faithful to God rather than to fear and obey the king. It was written of them: “As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.” (Daniel 1:17) God’s wisdom set them above the politically correct, the establishment and feared power of the King. “And the king communed with them; and among them all was found none like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah: therefore stood they before the king. And in all matters of wisdom and understanding, that the king enquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers that were in all his realm.” (Daniel 1:19-20) Unfortunately for Nebuchadnezzar, his huge ego made it difficult for him to comprehend the wisdom and power of God. Despite seeing the power of God in Daniel’s revelation of his dreams or in the deliverance of Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah from the fiery furnace—His ego misled him to the extent that he lived as a beast in the fields for seven years before he became humble enough to acknowledge God. At the end of his beasthood he said: “I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the most High, and I praised and honoured him that liveth for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation.” (Daniel 4:34) We must not put our trust in egotistical and elitist leaders because they are destined to fail. Humility is the pipeline to truth: “Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honour the King of heaven, all whose works are truth, and his ways judgment: and those that walk in pride he is able to abase.” (Dan. 4:37)